“It” scares off competition at the box office for second week

(WARNER BROS) – After shattering September records, last week in it’s debut, “It”, a horror film based on the Stephen King novel of the the same name topped the North American box office for the weekend ending September 17. The movie brought in $60 million in weekend gross brining its total gross up to some $219 million.

New to the box office this week and is second place is Lionsgate offering “American Assassins,” a spy thriller starring Dylan O’Brian and veteran Michael Keaton. The film has grossed some $15 million in its debut.

Also new to U.S. cinemas, finished in third with $7.5 million this weekend, is film festival circuit favorite “Mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests enter their lives.

Topping off the top five this weekend is romantic comedy “Home Again” in its second week, which raked in total gross of $17 million, some $5 million of which are this weekend’s gross. Rounding up the top five is “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” with a total gross of $70 million in ticket sales so far, $3.5 million of which was grossed this weekend.